25 Highest Paid Jobs in New York
You’re probably thinking the highest paid jobs in New York are all CEOs, lawyers, and screaming finance wizards — and you’re probably wrong.
We combed through every job tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and extracted the best available salary data. What we found was a little surprising.
First, a caveat: mean annual salary does not include bonuses, so positions where substantial bonuses are part of the compensation package are underrepresented.
(I’m going out on a limb, here, and assuming that none of us came to NewYorkJobs searching for multi-million dollar positions among the titans of industry. We’re interested in jobs you can find and apply for, today, not positions at the endpoint of a long and arduous career.)
Quick and Dirty Analysis
Here’s what jumped out at us, right away: healthcare and management track positions are the jobs you want in New York.
- 4 out of 5 top jobs are in medicine: oral surgeons, orthodontists, OB/GYNs, and family/general practice.
- 40% of the highest paying jobs in New York are in healthcare and related fields.
- 44% are management positions.
- Surprisingly, only 1 is directly related to computer and IT systems.
A word of caution regarding higher-tier healthcare jobs: medical school and advanced training represent an extremely significant investment of time and training. This typically means starting your career under a debt burden not reflected in these statistics.
Read on for the full 25 in a sortable chart.
The 25 Highest Paid Jobs in New York
Here’s a sortable table of the top 25. We’ve pulled out the number of currently occupied positions, how common these jobs are in New York (per 1,000 jobs), and the mean annual salary.
Anything else on here surprise you?